“ To continuously develop as an academic institution of international repute, serving regional and national needs and pursuing, in a collaborative fashion, an ambitious progressive agenda that delivers on the aspirations of its vibrant Institute population and its external stakeholders .”
Demographic and socio-economic data analysis; HE operating environments in NI and ROI; institutional profiles and capacity for development; survey of employers, students and prospective students, staff; international exemplars
Recommendations on future opportunities for collaborative development
Work so far indicates that there is considerable opportunity to develop the HE capacity of the NW region. Having two HE institutions with elements of similarity in their mission is a great asset that can be augmented through collaboration.
A focus on lifelong learning rather than on school-leavers may achieve greater impact
This would include provision for people already in employment
Collaborative provision of education and skills for higher value employment, including R&D, would be possible
Collaboration would also enhance the provision of direct services to businesses, e.g. via mentoring support or consultancy